ZCI for Cheap Table Saw

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Forum topic by Dallas posted 01-01-2012 04:29 AM 1122 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2012 04:29 AM

I keep reading here and there that you can’t make a ZCI for a cheap benchtop table saw.

I guess I forgot to read about that when I was stuck with my little Ryobi BTS 10 ($99 on sale at the BORG).

It was a valiant little saw and tried to keep up, it really did, but after a bout a thousand board feet of Osage Orange being run through it, the rear bearing finally went out of the motor and ruined the armature.
As a side note, I took the motor apart and checked the bearings. They are the very cheapest bearings used in roller skates and skate boards. An upgrade would be a set of 10 for $9. Ryobi wanted something like $9 plus shipping for the original cheapo.

Anyway, to digress back to the ZCI, here it is:

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 04:52 AM

Just a little imagination and the necessity or need was there. Looks like a great thing to have.

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 05:10 AM

Instead of being held down by screws, I used a binder clip that was cut in half for spring tension.

Binder Clip

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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